Friendly competition at Martha’s Vineyard trivia nights

Wharf Trivia Night host Dan Cassidy with his mother, Pamela, who keeps score. — Photo by David Welch

The two weekly off-season Trivia Nights on the Island have proved to be popular events. On Wednesdays at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Thursdays at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs, dozens gather in teams to try their knowledge in various topic categories from sports and geography to film and music. Sometimes the categories get specific: just last week at the P-A Club there was an entire category devoted to “The Simpsons,” and “Famous Teeth in Movies.”

The Wharf’s Trivia Night, which is free, starts at 8 pm every Wednesday, with pre-registration at 7:30 pm. For more information, call 508-627-9966. The P-A’s Trivia Night on Thursdays starts at approximately 7 pm, and the entry fee is $5. For more information, call 508-693-9875.